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Expecting to win?

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When you buy a ticket do you expect to win?

YES! Every Time [ 47 ]  [43.52%]
Yes, most of the time [ 14 ]  [12.96%]
Yes, some of the time [ 21 ]  [19.44%]
Ya, kinda mostly maybe [ 6 ]  [5.56%]
No, I know I won't win [ 4 ]  [3.70%]
No, I'm throwing money away [ 3 ]  [2.78%]
I could win if I tried harder [ 2 ]  [1.85%]
I'm supporting the skools [ 1 ]  [0.93%]
That jackpot is so close [ 4 ]  [3.70%]
I hate polls [ 6 ]  [5.56%]
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Posted: April 14, 2011, 4:51 am - IP Logged


I don't know about you, but every time I play I have the feeling this time it's gonna work and when I don't win a jackpot I feel depressed for about five minutes, ten if I spent too much and I'm back to working the numbers for the next draw knowing I will win soon when the time is right or something.  How about you?

BobP

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: April 14, 2011, 8:25 am - IP Logged

    I hope to win , I am happy when I just get my money back.

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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      Posted: April 14, 2011, 8:43 am - IP Logged

      All it takes is 1 ticket to win..... you can't hope to win the Jackpot if you don't buy a ticket so everytime I buy a ticket I expect to win because I have a chance.

      Don't get discouraged  BobP just keep playing your #'s I hope you win very soon......

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        Posted: April 14, 2011, 10:37 am - IP Logged

        I'm with sully, I hope to win.

        The only successful approach to any form of gambling, even a mere one dollar on lotto, is once you have converted currency into a lottery tickey, a sports or racing ticket, or casino chips is to consider it gone. Then anything that comes back is pure gravy.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: April 14, 2011, 11:32 am - IP Logged

          Expecting to win the lottery is kinda like expecting to step on a plum. Think about it, it just don't happen that often. And it ain't likely to happen. That's not to say that anybody would be hoping to step on a plum anyway. And admit it, how many times in your life have you ever stepped on a plum? If you're honest, you'll admit you've never stepped on a plum. And if you saw the plum you'd probably walk around it.

          In retrospect, I don't think this is a very good analogy.

          Forget I ever mentioned it.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: April 14, 2011, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

            all i know is i will never win if i dont buy a ticket. my odds are ever so slightly better if i buy a ticket.

            and on the few occaisions i have won anything, lotto or keno, the only thing different i\s the fact i have won.

             

            oh on the keno, i was supposed t be playing a spot 7 to win all my money back then some., but was feeling  like illo never hit a spot 7 so played my regular 6 numbers, and the very last number was the 6th. a sweet $1300.  keno still owes me around $600 so its spot 5's now.

            but as to the real point , i always think maybe this times it is it,  and then the depressing realisation i have to wait till toworrows draw

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            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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              Posted: April 14, 2011, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

              Playing the lottery is another form of entertainment, in lieu of other activities that could have fatal results.
              I don't expect to win the jackpot every time. A few lower level prize wins will finance future plays.
              Of course, $250,000 will help pay off a lot of student loans the grandkids are dealing with.

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                Posted: April 14, 2011, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                I hate polls

                 

                 

                 

                joke Green laugh

                 

                The times I won decent amounts I did NOT expect to win. I expected $10 - $20 bucks from those tickets. Other times when I expect to win I lose. Go figure.

                2014 Highest Winner: $500

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                  Posted: April 14, 2011, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                  i dont expect to win.

                   

                   i know im going to win.

                   

                  4 times a week... i just KNOW it

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                    Posted: April 14, 2011, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Expecting to win the lottery is kinda like expecting to step on a plum. Think about it, it just don't happen that often. And it ain't likely to happen. That's not to say that anybody would be hoping to step on a plum anyway. And admit it, how many times in your life have you ever stepped on a plum? If you're honest, you'll admit you've never stepped on a plum. And if you saw the plum you'd probably walk around it.

                    In retrospect, I don't think this is a very good analogy.

                    Forget I ever mentioned it.

                    actually... i DID step on a plum not long ago. left a bag on the counter, one of the cats knocked one out....stepped on it in the middle of the night and said some very not very ladylike words! LMAO

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                      Posted: April 14, 2011, 2:21 pm - IP Logged


                      I don't know about you, but every time I play I have the feeling this time it's gonna work and when I don't win a jackpot I feel depressed for about five minutes, ten if I spent too much and I'm back to working the numbers for the next draw knowing I will win soon when the time is right or something.  How about you?

                      BobP

                      If You Don't Expect to Win: What's the Point in Playing: Save Your Money: Don't Play!

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                        Posted: April 14, 2011, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                        actually... i DID step on a plum not long ago. left a bag on the counter, one of the cats knocked one out....stepped on it in the middle of the night and said some very not very ladylike words! LMAO

                        I've stepped on millions of them.  I walk a lot and several homes have plum trees next to the sidewalk where they let the plums drop every summer.  Too many to walk around.

                        But now I'm confused.  Does this mean I should have won the lottery millions of times?  Or does this mean I've already used up my mojo by stepping on plums and I can forget ever winning the lottery?

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                          Posted: April 14, 2011, 3:46 pm - IP Logged


                          I don't know about you, but every time I play I have the feeling this time it's gonna work and when I don't win a jackpot I feel depressed for about five minutes, ten if I spent too much and I'm back to working the numbers for the next draw knowing I will win soon when the time is right or something.  How about you?

                          BobP

                          Every time I play, I hope(not expect) to at least win a small prize because I've studied past drawings and play 10-20 lines with the most active numbers or all the numbers in the game matrix.  If I don't win anything I'm disappointed but not so much that I won't try again.  Having played lotteries for years, I'm a realist and know nothing I've done will change my odds of winning a jackpot to more than just a dream.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: April 14, 2011, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                            but yeah i am always disappointed when the results come out. like i should expect better results.

                            having had 5 numbers hit 3 times in my life, i know i should expect 5 numbers 42 more times if averages work out, before a 6 hit comes along.

                            :o

                            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                              Posted: April 14, 2011, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                              I hope to win , I am happy when I just get my money back.

                              To me, that's a HUGE win. It's like getting to play the lottery one more day for free.